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1、中国将加大婴儿奶粉的监管力度

外国品牌奶粉在中国已非常受欢迎,这些品牌往往被认为质量更加可靠,但新西兰毒奶粉事件带来了新一轮的恐慌,中国食品安全监督机构表示,将加大婴儿奶粉的监管力度,严厉惩罚安全质量标准有懈怠的公司。

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China to step up monitoring of baby milk powder(BBC)

The China Food and Drug Administration says it will severely punish companies found to have slack safety or quality standards.

The body is telling firms to improve management and supervision.

Foreign branded milk powder has been highly popular in China as it is viewed as more reliable and of higher quality.

Breast feeding is not popular in China where powdered milk, particularly foreign powdered milk, is seen as superior.

The market is highly lucrative. Overseas brands are sometimes twice the price of local formula, and the size of the market is expected to double to $25bn by 2015, according to market watchers Euromonitor.

Safety issues

However, there have been a series of scandals over milk power.

In 2008, six babies died and thousands more were made ill through drinking milk contaminated with melamine.

The latest scare came after Fonterra's baby milk powder was found to contain whey protein that contained a bacteria that can cause botulism. The company has apologised for the lapse.

The food safety watchdog said: "A lack of responsibility, unclear policies and lax supervision led to recent safety issues over infant milk formula, and it is necessary to improve the quality and safety of milk powder to regain consumer confidence."

Earlier this week, China fined six companies, including Fonterra, for colluding to fix prices.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23630286

 

2、7月份中国石油需求有所减弱

“中国将吸收地球上所有已知的石油,并将石油价格提升至200美元/桶…”这是高盛2008年夏天的论断,这个论断基于两点认知:中东冲突和中国需求。但是7月份,中国石油需求有所减弱,虽然用“平稳”这个词可能更加合适。制造业复苏的速度将决定中国石油需求的前景,汽油需求增长非常强劲,但其基础仍然低得多。

China Oil Demand 'Stabilizing'(福布斯)

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Remember when everyone thought that China would suck up all the known oil on the planet and send prices to $200 a barrel? That was basically Goldman Sachs’ call back in the summer of 2008. Even though oil isn’t near where Goldman had forecast it to be five years ago, it can count on two things for support: Middle East strife, and Chinese demand.

In July, Chinese demand weakened. Though the right word for it might be “stabilized”.

Barclays BCS -0.45% Capital commodities analysts Sijin Chang in Singapore and Miswin Mahesh in London ran the numbers on Friday.

Implied oil demand eased 2% month over month from 9.94 million barrels a day in June to 9.77 mb/d in July. Oil demand is up 6.4% from July 2012 levels. The small pullback last month was a result of modestly lower refinery runs, which increased 7% to 9.52 mb/d. So far this year, China’s oil demand reached 9.87 mb/d, up 5.1% y-o-y from January-July 2012.

Crude imports outpaced demand growth, up 20% y-o-y to 6.17 mb/d. Given the recent trend of better domestic crude production around 4.2 mb/d, China likely built crude stocks in July.

July data suggests that China’s oil demand has stabilized, BarCap analysts said today. While headline growth in June surprised to the upside by expanding 10.6%, underlying demand grew at a more modest pace of 4.6% according to their estimates.

From herein, oil demand will depend on stock management. Sizeable stock moves in 2012 led to demand volatility, and refiners are likely to be more cautious this year. Underlying demand struggled to keep up with runs in the first half of last year, leading to swollen product stocks and forcing refiners to cut runs. Crude stocks rose rapidly as a result, until the startup of several large refineries in late 2012 and a recovery in economic activities helped trim inventories, Barclays said.

Demand could receive modest boost from new capacity additions, but manufacturing activities remain key. The pace of manufacturing recovery will determine the outlook for Chinese oil demand, as diesel still accounts for the bulk of Chinese oil product appetite. Gasoline demand growth has been very robust, but its base remains much lower.

(http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2013/08/09/china-oil-demand-stabilizing/)

 


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